Jews in the Greater Hartford area have long been active in sports, whether at school or in clubs, formally or self-organized. Some played for the experience or to fill time, others had the talent, drive and support to compete or participate at the national, international and professional levels. Members of our community have pursued sports as athletes or as managers, agents, promoters, writers, broadcasters, coaches and student advocates. Now you can search the list of inductees by sport, year inducted, role or name. We will be uploading each person’s biography and any photos in our collection soon.

There are 86 honorees of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, representing sports activity from the earliest days of the 20th century into the early aughts of the 21st. If you have any information about anyone (please don’t assume we already have it) you can email us. If you have photos or videos, let us know that and we’ll arrange to add those to our collection.


First NameLast NameSportCategoryRoleYear Inducted
Gerald Slobin tennis adult athlete 1988
William Slitt basketball, baseball adult athlete 1984
Brian Slitt hockey, tennis youth athlete 1994
Michael Slitt ice hockey youth athlete 1996
Abe Silverman Basketball adult athlete 1983
Donald Silpe track & field adult athlete 1995
Barry Siegal baseball adult athlete 1992
Maya Shoham youth athlete 2005
Charles Sherman basketball, baseball, tennis adult athlete 1988
Alan Shechtman Baseball, basketball, golf youth athlete 1989
Morton Sharnik Boxing adult promoter, sports writer, editor 1989
Tara Shapiro tennis adult athete 1985
Brian Shapiro golf, table tennis youth athlete 1998
Saul Seidman track & field adult athete 1985
Richard Seidman hockey, soccer, tennis youth athlete 1990
Arnold Schwolsky Baseball, soccer, basketball adult athlete 1986
William Savitt Sports Promoter adult promoter 1983
Philip Sack baseball, golf adult athlete 1995
Matthew Rutstein baseball, soccer youth athlete 2001
Richard Ruffkess baseball, football adult athlete 1997
Melissa Roth soccer youth athlete 1996
Rebecca Rostowsky youth athlete 2007
Albert Rosenfield multiple adult athlete 1995
Leonard Rosenbaum Football, basketball adult athlete 1990
Monroe Romansky adult athete 1985